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‘Daredevil’ influencer, 32, dies after falling 16ft while taking selfie during visit to waterfall with pals

The US Sun
The US Sun
 2021-07-13
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A DAREDEVIL influencer slipped and plunged to her death while taking a selfie with friends at the edge of a waterfall.

Sofia Cheung, 32, plummeted 16ft off Tsing Dai stream near Yuen Long, Hong Kong on Saturday.

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Sofia Cheung, 32, had a reputation of attempting near-suicidal climbs and posting them on her Instagram account
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Sofia had 6,000 followers

The Instagram star set off with three friends to enjoy a relaxing day Ha Pak Lai, a scenic nature park, at around 11am.

Later that day, Sofia was taking photos on the edge of the waterfall when she lost her footing and tumbled into the 16-ft deep pool below.

Her friends called the emergency services and first responders quickly arrived at the scene.

The young woman was rushed to a Hong Kong hospital where she was declared dead on arrival.

The area of Ha Pak Lai, situated near Pineapple Mountain, is a popular spot for hikers, especially at sunset.

Sofia had a reputation of being a daredevil and shared pictures of her risky adventures scaling cliff edges and mountaintops on Instagram, where she had 6,000 followers.

Her Instagram page lists hiking, kayaking, exploring, outdoor activities, and photography as her main passions.

Her account is peppered with images of her standing over perilous drops and her biography says "life should be fun not dumb”.

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Sofia fell while trying to take a selfie with friends

Her last photo, posted on 9th July, was flooded with RIP messages.

She accompanied a photo of her kneeling on the shore with a yellow boogie board with the message: “Better days are coming. They are called Saturday and Sunday!”

Instagram user ‘Ellah_d_explorer’ commented: “I thought better days are coming with Saturday and Sunday? I will miss your chat every day. I love you always. Rest in peace my pretty Sofia.”

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Djenaba Cabral
07-13

so sorry. a life cut short due to performing ridiculous stunts just for likes/fame. It's definitely isn't worth it. Fame is fleeting, life is precious. Rest in peace

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Guest
07-13

No more stunts from her!! Too sad. What a shame. So how many people have now died while trying to get that perfect selfie??? So not worth it. Unfortunately the family is left to grieve.

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Lisa Robinson
07-13

We continue to see lives cut short by people doing dangerous stunts. Our younger generation feels they are immortal (as we all did in our youth). It is up to us to help guide them where until they gain maturity. Please stop supporting and watching, which only encourages this behavior!! If they have no public interest in doing this, they will be less likely to do it!

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